China to host Vietnam in World Cup Asian qualifiers in UAE

The 2022 World Cup Asian Qualifiers Group B match China and Vietnam on Oct. 7 will be held Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) disclosed this on Monday.

The match will be China’s third match the group.

“The decision of a neutral venue was light of the ongoing COVID-19 challenges faced Chinese Football Association (CFA) organising home matches,” AFC said a statement.

Meanwhile, due to the security situation, Syria’s home match against Lebanon Group A on Oct. 12 will be held at a neutral venue.

AFC said the match would hold at the King Abdullah II Stadium Amman, Jordan.

China lost to Australia 0-3 the group opener last week, and the match was held Doha, Qatar after Australia were unable to host it due to restrictions.

China are set to play on Tuesday their first home match, which will also be held Doha.(Xinhua/NAN)